Carbon print request

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by mark, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. mark

    mark Member

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    I have been reading about carbon printing. I want to try it someday but have neither the time nor the space right now to devote to it.

    I keep reading about the releif and 3d nature of the prints but I do not think I fully understand what it means.

    I live in the sticks and have zero art galleries anywhere near me that have samples of carbon prints.

    Would it be possible for someone to send me a bad, destined for the round filing cabinet, test print? This way I can see what the descriptions are talking about. Even a part of a print would work.
     
  2. phritz phantom

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    andrea zalme has a picture of the relief on her homepage. you can see it, if you scroll down a little. not what you are asking for, but maybe it's helpful to give you a better idea about the nature of the relief.

    http://www.andreazalme.com/Pages/Home/Home.htm
     
  3. mark

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    Cool I'll check it out.

    Checked it out. Is that mat/glossy look the same as a B/W carbon print?
     
  4. John Jarosz

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    One thing to remember is while all carbon prints exhibit some relief, the effect can vary quite a bit. Machine made pigment tissue like the type Bostick & Sullivan sells (and manufactures) shows very little relief. They do make a version that exhibits higher relief, but it's not as blatant an effect like you can get if you make your own tissue in a manner to exaggerate the relief effect. Some practitioners like high relief, others don't. To a small degree, the type of final support also contributes to the apparent relief.

    Yes, the glossy/matte look is also something that occurs with carbon.

    Believe it or not, I have lots of carbon prints that aren't any good. PM me and I'll send you a piece of one.

    John
     
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    hi john--
    i think i have an example of a disaster print from a workshop i took with vaughn hutchins last summer -- i did get three good prints out of that one weekend workshop alone, and the effect of carbon prints is stunning .... if you're interested, i can also send you a brochure on vaughn's next workshop on the oregon coast in may-- send me a private message with your usps address and i stick a print and a brochure in the mail

    rich
     
  6. mark

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    Thank you john. Got the part of a print.